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Con-Test (Newspaper) - June 25, 1757, London, Middlesex THE s NUMBER XXXII. S a t u r d a y, Jane 25, 1757. 2o Continued. plutarch. |L U T A R C H, in drawing the parallel between Alcibiades and Coriolanus, makes the foregoing jiidi-_ cious reflection, which I have chdfen for my Motto; It is mean, (fays he) to acquire power, by fawning upon e� the people; but to obtain it, by becoming formidable, c< injurious, and oppreflive, is both hafe and unjuft." If therefore we err in the extreme, it is more pardonable to be obfequlous to excefs, than to behave with irifulting arrogance, in order to avoid the imputation of courting the populace. But as difficult as it may feem to obferve a nice medium in this refpecl, yet our recollection, may furnifh us with recent inftances, of fome eminent characters, who have prudently fleered between a fervile complacence, and an infojent contempt, with regard to the publick. -- r . ./. i During a latcfhort, but virtuous, adminiftration, we obfefved the favourites of the people hazard their popularity, which was thought to be .their greateft fupport^ rather than maintain it, -at the expence of their judgment arid confcience. The
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